Sheetal Sanghvi

Partner, Innovation Reliefs | Managing Partner, East Midlands
Sheetal Sanghvi
Partner, Innovation Reliefs | Managing Partner, East Midlands


Sheetal is the managing partner for RSM UK East Midlands, leading the delivery of the firm’s wide range of professional services. Her focus is on driving forward the ambitious growth plans for the region while ensuring that the development and wellbeing of our people remain at the forefront of everything we do. Having kickstarted her career with the firm as a graduate trainee, she is one of the many examples of our ‘grow our own’ strategy.

Sheetal leads the central region innovation reliefs (IR) business and is part of the firm's national IR senior leadership team. She has extensive experience advising businesses across a range of industries on making significant research and development (R&D) and patent box claims. Sheetal works with all levels within a business to ensure that claims are fully maximised, whilst also being robust enough to withstand scrutiny from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). 

Sheetal represents the firm on the HMRC R&D Communication Forum, a steering group involving members of HMRC, HM Treasury and other stakeholders. She has helped drive policy, contributed to the drafting of HMRC guidance on R&D and engaged with senior members of HMRC on matters of process.

Sheetal focuses on developing strong personal relationships based on trust and ensuring any advice adds real value. She believes the key to a successful business relationship is communication and a complete understanding of the business and future objectives.

‘Being a first-generation British Asian, I am very passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace at RSM and leading the EmbRACE network for the central region – our network to champion race equality. I strongly believe that everyone should have equal opportunity and receive the support they need to succeed and reach their full potential at the firm, regardless of their background, colour, or religion, while being themselves at work. Through my personal experiences and knowledge, I want to encourage individuals at all levels within the firm from all backgrounds that RSM is a firm that can deliver on their aspirations and reflect our environment and clients.'

Outside of work Sheetal spends most of her time with her family and friends. Running is her release and she aims to run 10 miles four times a week if she can. Sheetal is a massive football fan and a qualified FA football coach. She is also an ardent cricket fan and a huge supporter of the Indian team. Sheetal has been lucky enough to have travelled around the world to watch the team play. She only properly switches off from work when she is out the country on holiday. Sheetal’s favourite holiday destinations are the Caribbean and Dubai.

RSM timeline:

  • 2024: promoted to managing partner for the East Midlands region
  • 2020: promoted to partner
  • 2018: promoted to director
  • 2005: joined RSM as a graduate trainee 

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